Sunday, March 04, 2012

Carter's Baptism

Carter was baptized yesterday, March 3. What a beautiful day it was for him.

He looked so handsome and grown up in his new suit!

We showed up to the church early to get ready and take some before pictures. Carter and Dad all ready to go.

I wanted a couple of pictures with him too. (I'm kicking myself that I didn't think to get some pictures of me with my girls on their baptism days.)Oh I just adore this boy!

He's such a skinny lengthy thing. He looked adorable in his white baptism clothes.

His baptism was lovely. We had speakers from the stake and a beautiful piano solo of "If the Savior Stood Beside Me" by a Brother Reese from the stake. Then we went as wards to the font. Carter was the only one from our ward being baptized so it was special just for him.

While we waited for he and Jarom to change back into dry clothes before Carter's confirmation, Alyssa, Halle, and Kate sang "Through a Still Small Voice" and Alyssa and I played a cello/piano duet of "Baptism" (my all time favorite primary song). It was lovely and so nice to have his sisters be able to participate at his baptism.

Carter was overcome with emotion as he was confirmed. I think it was a combination of his sensitive nature being touched by the Spirit and seeing his dad tear up (that gets him every time). The bishop stood and gave a few remarks and welcomed Carter to the club of "babies" (man criers) to which Jarom, Jarom's dad, and Jarom's grandfather are all a part of. Carter seems to be following right along. It is darling to me and I love that he is such a tender hearted little soul.

I have to laugh at this "family" photo because I went right ahead and ruined it by blinking. I have only one "family" shot from Alyssa's baptism and I ruined that one too, by moving and poking her in the eye right before the shot. Boy I have bad luck.

After the baptism service, we all headed back to our house for lunch of sandwiches and excellent sides. Cousins played around and the real fun happened when the remote control helicopter got to come out. (In case anyone is wondering, yes it is already broken -two trips to the hobby store on Saturday alone- as is the brand new remote control car which rammed into a door frame and ripped its back wheel off, as well as the air hog stryofoam flyer plane which got its wings busted right in half. Good GRIEF!! But Carter is a good kid and is trying hard not to be too sad about the broken toys.)

I'm so proud of Carter and his baptism. It truly was such a special event, one that I will never forget. I'm excited for my little boy to learn and grow and progress in this world the way his Heavenly Father wants him too. I am so blessed to be his mother.


Our Family said...

Wow! Congratulations!! He is such a cute - but mature :) looking boy. I can't believe he's eight, it seems like we were just showing up to your hospital room to see him as a brand new baby with the awesome hair! Your family is growing up and it's good to see you, if only in pictures.

becky ward said...

it was a beautiful baptism. your stake does a good job. and the girls put on such a great show for us too. I really could have relaxed at your house all night. thanks for being a great host.

Lee Ann said...

Can't believe how grown up he is!

Brandon and Emily said...

He is such a handsome boy! It sounds like it was a great day. Wish you could have made it. Great pictures!

Jennifer said...

Kids grow up so fast!! Before you know it, he will be a Deacon!

LouandAngela said...

What a handsome little man! I can't believe how grown up he is!